"Benderthe.evilrobot" <Benderthe.email@example.com>: Jan 21 06:51PM
"Ralph Mowery" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:MPG.email@example.com...
> Probably can not use lead today as it seems everyone is afraid of lead > in the environment. Just looking at it causes all kinds of problems so > they say.
Archeologists in the UK are still finding old Roman lead water ducting. Many buildings (especially churches) have lead roofs that are lashed by rain and hail that runs into the water table.
Theft of lead roofs by scrap metal thieves is a huge problem - I've been told that they can't use other material because they are listed buildings that must be maintained in original condition. There are products that look just like lead roofing, but AFAIK: they're not allowed to use them.
The listed building laws probably apply equally to repairing or replacing stained glass windows.
firstname.lastname@example.org: Jan 21 06:43PM -0800
Weller's 80 watt iron arrived n tried it on 10 Ga with couplers. OK. problem solved no struggle (new iron) apply tip wait solder. No apply n wait maybe today ...with a 40W
> Thanks guys, that is what I figured. You are right, this isnt a job > for me!
Did you ever figure your issue out? I have the exact same issue with mine. Going to open it up and see if any obvious issues. Tech support's live chat said to send it in, but that would cost more than just buying a new unit. irritated since this is our multi-region player.
The old Weller TCP1 irons had heat graded tips -700F seems to be the standard, I've also seen 800F tips.
AFAIK: Stained glass windows are held together with plain lead - it requires a much higher temperature than solder.
If the iron is as hot as I suspect - it'll probably burn off the flux too quickly.
Ralph Mowery <email@example.com>: Jan 20 05:50PM -0500
In article <LiugA.197639$eY3.firstname.lastname@example.org>, Benderthe.email@example.com says... > a much higher temperature than solder.
> If the iron is as hot as I suspect - it'll probably burn off the flux too > quickly.
I don't know about the big windows, but most of the home built items seem to wrap the edges of the glass with copper foil.
Michael Black <firstname.lastname@example.org>: Jan 20 07:14PM -0500
email@example.com (Dave Platt): Jan 20 04:48PM -0800
In article <alpine.LNX.firstname.lastname@example.org>, >been done some other way in the past. Or maybe the split is that a >hobbyist will use copper foil, while for churches, it's something more >substantial.
"The copper foil technique, method made popular by L.C. Tiffany at the turn of the century, involves wrapping the pieces of glass with copper foil and soldering them together along the length of the seams.
"Copper foil can be used as an alternative to lead in any instance at the personal preference of the user. It is much stronger than lead when soldered, needs no putty, is waterproof, and allows you to do intricately detailed projects where the bulky look and weight of lead would detract from the aesthetics of a delicate design."
According to another page on that site, lead "came" (channel) sometimes comes with a hollow heart into which steel rod can be inserted, to increase its strength. Zinc channels are sometimes used for the same reason.
Ralph Mowery <email@example.com>: Jan 20 11:13PM -0500
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com says... > sometimes comes with a hollow heart into which steel rod can be > inserted, to increase its strength. Zinc channels are sometimes used > for the same reason.
Probably can not use lead today as it seems everyone is afraid of lead in the environment. Just looking at it causes all kinds of problems so they say. The solder would have to be lead free too. I did see on one of the web pages that sells the equipment can not send the 50/50 solder to one state and have to send the lead free or maybe the 60/40 type.
Got an LG RH398H-M DVD recorder, one of those stand alone units. When you turn it on the display says "Hello... Hello..." and then keeps scrolling. I can't access the menus or open the dvd tray. Any way to get the service manual? LG will not help me, they basically told me that the unit is obsolete and to buy a new one.